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Re: Gluten, Dairy, and Egg Free; Vegan

Kathy P ·
Yes, they are green! I first found them last year at a farm stand where I learned they can often be found in ethnic markets. I bought these at a European style open air market in town. They are in little fuzzy pods that have 1 or 2 beans in each. I then blanch them in some boiling water and shock them in ice water to keep the color. These I sauteed w/ some garlic and pepper flakes in olive oil, then tossed w/ the pasta.
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Re: Food Allergy Treatments Show Promising Results

KFA News Team ·
As a mother of a son (age 11) who has been dealing with this allergy combo. since one, I agree with this article. We also have contact and air borne to same which just adds to it all. The important thing to remember is to read, read and read and know about everything that goes into your child's mouth. Cooking things at home is major too. My dream is that they will find a cure to all food allergies and to find resturants that actually can come up with something for my child to eat besides...
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Different Skin Structure in Some People With Eczema Could Play a Role in Food Allergy Development

KFA News Team ·
Researchers at National Jewish Health and their colleagues have identified structural and molecular markers in the skin of atopic dermatitis patients that distinguish those who have food allergies from those who do not. The findings strengthen emerging science indicating that the skin plays a major role in food allergies, and suggest that personalized treatments for a subset of atopic dermatitis patients might help prevent food allergies.
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Does Your State Protect Students with Asthma and Food Allergies? Free Webinar

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Register Now August 12, 2014 at 1pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific   Food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies at school present serious concerns. Some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these...
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An Unwelcome Harvest, Fall Allergies Arrive

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergy Foundation Releases Annual “Fall Allergy Capitals” Rankings, Louisville is #1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire – Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn weather outdoors. But for 40 million...
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Flying with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  hosted a free educational webinar on June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. The...
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Exposure to Certain Air Pollution Linked to IgE and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Exposure to Certain Airborne Chemicals Linked to Immune System Effects and Asthma Diagnosis in Children SAN ANTONIO, TX – Outside air pollutants are a known trigger of asthma, the most common chronic disease in children according to the World...
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Adventures with Apples: Teaching Kids With Allergies About Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Apple-Picking, Canning, and Teaching Kitchen Skills to Kids with Food Allergiesby Meg Falciani Living in New Jersey, the coming of autumn practically mandates a trip to a local farm to pick apples and pumpkins.  As part of my son Jude's home...
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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Can Early Childhood Allergies Predict Risks for Asthma?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers identify children at risk for developing asthma by tracking their allergic patterns   Houston, TX – Researchers have been closely following children from the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study birth cohort and...
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Is Composting Food Waste Safe for Food Allergic Individuals?

KFA News Team ·
Keep Composting Safe With These Precautions for Food Allergic IndividualsAccording to the AAAAI, the heat from composting may have a minor effect in altering the allergic properties of the foods treated but how much so is not...
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How Much Peanut Protein Can Be Found on Everyday Surfaces?

KFA News Team ·
Press Release Contact: Melissa Graham mgraham@aaaai.org (414) 272-6071 Onsite Press Room (March 4-7): (213) 743-6242 HOW MUCH PEANUT PROTEIN CAN BE FOUND ON EVERYDAY SURFACES? Researchers Present Air and Surface Quantifications at AAAAI Annual Meeting Los Angeles, CA – For families managing food allergies, like peanut allergies, food avoidance is key. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, however, wondered how much peanut exposure occurs in common environments like restaurants and...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Welcome to Cake Week! We're starting off with a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, KFA's recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1) "Help! I've never baked a cake before, much less frosted one! What do I do?" First, don't panic! It's not all that difficult and frosting can hide a multitude of sins - LOL! There are lots of ways to bake, frost, and decorate a cake. Not every...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 3)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is the final part of a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, our recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. Be sure to read the first step, which provides tips on how to remove your cake from the pan and cool the cake , and the second step that details how to layer and fill your cake. Crumb Coat Your Cake Crumb coating means to apply a thin layer of thin consistency frosting to the entire surface of the cake to seal in the...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Vanilla Silk Frosting

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today's guest blogger for KFA's Cake Week is Laura Giletti, a leader in our Food & Cooking support team. Frosting doesn't need to come out of a can. It doesn't need to have contamination concerns, and it can be so very good! Let's start with the ingredients. You can do this by hand but I have to say I am so very lazy that I love to use the mixer for this. Ingredients are simple: powdered sugar (also known as confectioner's sugar), margarine, vanilla and water. Start by...
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How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Nut Butters by Melanie Carver If your child has a peanut and soy allergy, it can be difficult to find a safe replacement for peanut butter in your local grocery store.  Some of the commercially-available options may...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How to Make Chocolate Easter Candy  by Laura Giletti         The fun thing about making chocolate and molding it is that you can adapt the same skill for any holiday, as long as you have the molds.  Some molds allow you...
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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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5 Tips for Baking Amazing Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

KFA Food Bloggers ·
  by Kathy Przywara   Tasty bread that will hold up in a sandwich is the holy grail of wheat and gluten-free baking! That challenge is even harder when you also need to bake without milk and eggs. With these tips and my Gluten-Free Sandwich...
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A Food Allergy Mom Shares Her Favorite Chicken Secrets to Save Time and Money

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Libby Stigaard Ilson is the mom of an adolescent boy with multiple food allergies. His first trip to the emergency room came when he was 4 months old, when he reacted badly to milk-based formula. Libby cooks without dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts,...
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AAFA Releases 2018 Asthma Capitals Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Asthma Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it’s challenging to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. More than 25 million people Americans have asthma. And where you live can make it harder to manage. This report highlights the factors in cities across the country that can impact asthma rates.
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AAFA Releases 2019 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranking the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

KFA News Team ·
On May 7, 2019, World Asthma Day, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2019 Asthma Capitals Report™. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging places in America to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Releases List of States That Shine in Allergy, Asthma Management for Schools

KFA News Team ·
All children learn best in a safe, healthy school setting. It is even more important for children with conditions like asthma and food allergies.   Asthma is a leading cause of missed time from school. And students at risk for severe allergic...
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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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Advances in Food Allergies and Asthma in 2019

Kids With Food Allergies ·
These are just a few things we were able to do this year for the asthma and allergy community because of you. But there is more for us to do to significantly reduce the burden of these diseases on people with asthma and allergies. And we can with your help.
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Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE:   We support a Congressional effort to improve airline safety for people with severe allergies . Join AAFA's Action Network and tell your senators you care about this issue today !   What happens if a passenger has an allergic...
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Food Allergies and Your Child – What Now?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pompano Beach, FL. October 8, 2014 –  Getting a diagnosis that your child has a food allergy is life changing – for you, your child and your entire family. Allergic reactions to food can be serious and life-threatening. Did you...
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Food Allergy Safety Tip for the Holidays: Wait to Try New Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As a parent of a child with food allergies, you know how exciting it is to introduce a new food to your child's diet or to find a new food or product that everyone is talking about! December is a busy time with holidays. If you want to try new foods, wait until you have a peaceful day. Avoid feeding your child something new in a strange place or during a hectic time.  These are not the optimal times to try new foods: While you are traveling (whether by air, a long car...
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Free Online Course: Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies, Chapter 3 – Finding Safe Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If your child, or a child you care for, was recently diagnosed with a food allergy, you may feel confused and overwhelmed. We have prepared a series of short online classes to help you know what to do next. This program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers.
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The Balancing Act® Focuses on Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of its programming dedicated to help raise awareness and offer resources for kids with food allergies, The Balancing Act® will feature the non-profit organization Kids With Food Allergies in the show airing on Thursday, November 20 at...
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Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
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Tree Nut (Cashew/Almond) Allergy Alert - Raley's Frozen Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli

KFA Food Alerts ·
Raley's Family of Fine Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew and Almond in Raley's Frozen Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli For Immediate Release November 24, 2015 Contact Chelsea Minor, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs 916-207-7060 Raley's 1-800-925-9989 Firm Press Release View Product Photos WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Raley's Family of Fine Stores removed Raley's Frozen Sweet PumpkinRavioli 10 oz.from our Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill stores on November 17, 2015.
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Watch the Asthma and Allergy Foundation on Lifetime Television™ in May

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many families with food allergies also struggle with asthma and environmental allergies. This month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the parent organization of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), is pleased to bring you information...
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Wheat Allergy Alert - Environ kidsChoco Chimps, Gorilla Munch And Jungle Munch Cereals

KFA Food Alerts ·
Nature’s Path Foods Recalls A Specific Production Run Of Envirokidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch And Jungle Munch Cereals Due To Undeclared Gluten For Immediate Release February 15, 2019 Contact Consumers Nature’s Path Consumer Services 1-866-880-7284 Media Wendy Kubota Director, Communications wkubota@naturespath.com 604-838-2679 Announcement Today, Nature’s Path Foods announced a voluntary recall of a specific production run of EnviroKidz Choco Chimps, Gorilla Munch and Jungle Munch cereals...
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People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction...
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Newly-Introduced Airline Bill Includes Protections for People with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On June 26, 2017, Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate called the Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights (S.1418). This would provide relief for consumers who have been hurt by poor airline customer service.
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Indoor Air Pollution in Homes Wreaks Havoc on Children’s Lungs

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children with asthma and hay fever often struggle with their breathing. Add secondhand smoke, kerosene and biomass fuel to the mix and allergy and asthma symptoms increase. According to a study being presented at the American College of Allergy,...
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It’s Complicated: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Air travel with food allergies can be complicated. Each airline has different food allergy policies, if they have any at all. Because of this, it is important for people with food allergies to have easy access to epinephrine in case of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis] while in the air. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) advocates for airlines to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on planes.
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Jacob Had an Unexpected Biphasic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    Becky is walking for Kids With Food Allergies on September 7 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. She describes her son Jacob's experience on their fundraising page: He is anaphylaxis-free for 8 years and counting! Unfortunately, that day in June...
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Safer Flying Strategies for Travelers with Peanut Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Safer flying strategies for travelers with peanut allergies (BPT) - From bag-checking charges and unexplained delays to rude fellow passengers and flight attendants who are having a bad day, flying can be a huge hassle. If you're among the...
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SNOW AND POLLEN? IT MUST BE “SPWINTER” TIME

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report is a Reminder that Sneezin’ Season is Already Here Despite a Winter that Won’t Give Up   (March 31, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – So much for “out like a lamb” this March. Polar...
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Soy Allergy Alert - Frontera Foods Original Taco Skillet Sauce with a "Best By" Date of "13 Apr 17"

KFA Food Alerts ·
Frontera Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Soy Allergen in Original Taco Skillet Sauce with a "Best By" Date of "13 Apr 17" For Immediate Release May 3, 2016 Contact Consumers Frontera 1-800-509-4441 Announcement Frontera Foods of Chicago, Illinois is recalling a total of 720 (8 oz.) packages of its Frontera Texas Original Taco Skillet Sauce because it contains undeclared soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening...
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Moms and Kids Host Play-In to Bring Attention to Need for Climate Action

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On July 11, 2018, moms and their children will host the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force on the U.S. Capital Grounds in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. The family-friendly event will have kids’ activities, music and speakers. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

Kids With Food Allergies ·
LANDOVER, Md. May 2, 2017 - For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) proclaims the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect over 60 million people.
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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health “Honor Roll” as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, DC – PRNewswire-USNewswire –...
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Off to College with Food Allergies - the Art of Letting Go

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  By Heidi Bayer   You probably remember the moments when your stomach was in knots almost to the day. Mostly, they coincided with the following in your child’s development: First Day of Preschool and/or Kindergarten First Day of...
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Springtime Allergy Season Is Underway – Tips on How to Cope

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Ah, spring – the return of crocuses, baseball, and, for some, itchy, watery eyes, congestion and other allergy symptoms. For some people, symptoms may be mild. For others, it may be severe enough to limit activities, interfere with sleep, or...
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Most States Lag on Policies to Protect Kids with Asthma and Allergies at School

Lynda ·
Seven States and DC Named on 2012 Honor Roll Most States Lag on Policies to Protect Kids with Asthma and Allergies at School WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2012 – PRNewswire-USNewswire – Dealing with asthma and allergies in the...
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Study Finds Asthma Linked to How Poor You Are, Not Where You Live

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It's been long believed that cities with a lot of low-income people have the highest rates of asthma. City living, or the environment, has been implicated in many studies.   A study published in the January 20, 2015 online edition of the Journal...
 
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